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Medical malpractice: patient representative Zöller requests storage
In an interview with the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung (HAZ), the government's patient representative, Wolfgang Zöller (CSU), asked that medical treatment errors be saved in a database in the future.
In an interview with the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung (HAZ), the Federal Government's patient commissioner, Wolfgang Zöller (CSU), calls for future medical treatment errors to be saved in a database. According to Zöller, the introduction of a register could be laid down in a law on patient rights and the data then made publicly available. For the time being, the respective events are to be saved anonymously. This means that the name of the doctor in question should not appear.
The Zöller, who has been working as a patient representative since November 2009, had declared to the Bundestag's Health Committee at the end of January that a patient rights law should be passed in 2011. The initiative was originally started by the SPD in summer 2009. The aim is to ensure that patients affected by medical errors receive easier and more immediate compensation and compensation for pain and suffering.
In addition, according to Zöller's ideas, health insurance patients will also receive invoices from doctors in the future, among other things, to make the billing of services more transparent. With these measures and the legally secured background, the rights of patients will be strengthened and the health insurance companies can better support their members in the event of wrong decisions. According to the General Patients Association (APV), there are about 30,000 damage cases in Germany in the context of "medical malpractice". Furthermore, according to the APV, there should be 25,000 deaths. (Thorsten Fischer, naturopath osteopathy, February 15th, 2010)